The Grad Cruise is an annual event at the beginning of year for any recent law school graduates.
It involves a three-hour cruise around Wellington harbour, drinks and nibbles, great chats and the chance to meet other young lawyers who will be entering the legal profession.
Bridging the Gap
Bridging the Gap connects law students in their penultimate and final years to mentors already within the professional world, fostering a connection to provide insight, personal and professional advice into the working world and the transition between being a student and becoming a working professional.
As a part of the programme, mentors and mentees will be invited to partake in networking events and workplace tours. This helps foster wider connections from all areas of the profession.
We really encourage lawyers who have entered into niche specialties or followed unique career pathways to apply to be mentors. It is super valuable for the students to hear about all options they have when joining the profession.
For further information, please contact:
For mentors: email@example.com
For students: firstname.lastname@example.org
We run a series of seminars throughout the year on a range of topics.
Financial tools and our careers highlights are annual seminars, kindly run with support from our sponsors.
Other seminars include 'know your rights', 'tikanga Māori' and hot topics in legal developments.
Our seminars can be used for CPD points as appropriate. If you would like to use a seminar for CPD, please get in touch.
The Committee hosts an annual mooting competition for lawyers with under 5 years PQE in Wellington.
The winner has the option of competing in the national competition every second year against lawyers from other regions in New Zealand (if unavailable, the option will be given to the runner-up).
Young Professionals' Ball
An annual ball open to any young professionals working in Wellington. This event is usually held in September or October.
The 2021 Ball was unfortunately postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions. We are looking forward to bringing this back in 2022.
We run a number of other events throughout the year, including:
outreach events, connecting young lawyers in the greater wellington region;
sports events in conjunction with VUWLSS;
and much, much more!
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